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virginal hymen
Tell me if in your opinion a femal is a virgin if record of an examination records the following:  "Gentle labial traction revealed a crescent shaped hymen which expanded to rectangular shape.   Hymenal edges appear as thick rolls from 1 to 6 o'clock.  Hymen notched or missing from 6 to 9 o'clock position."
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523042 tn?1212181495
Hello.

Whenever I see a question like this, it makes me sigh, because it implies that controlling female sexuality is still very important to many folks.

The concept of "virginity" dates back to a period of time in which women were considered property--and damaged property if they had experienced penis-vagina (p-v) sex. I don't know why you're asking this question, but let me give you some general information.

Most modern women don't have hymens, regardless of whether they've actually experienced p-v sex--and some have partial hymens. This is because women are much more active now, and hymens are frequently torn during bicycle riding, skiing, and other kinds of physical activities. Thus, a hymen that is notched or missing a section, such as you report, is not the result of p-v sex, but rather of some sort of physical activity or non-p-v sexual activity. Penis-vagina sex would most probably result in no hymen at all.
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Thank you for intelligently addressing my question.  Do you have knowledge of any scientific studies to support your response.  If you do I would appreciate your sharing them with me.  If not, again, I thank you for your response.
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523042 tn?1212181495
Hello.

The information I gave you is common knowledge among medical professionals. If you do a search for "hymen," you'll find many reputable medical sites with this information. Here's an example:

http://health.discovery.com/centers/sex/sexpedia/hymen.html
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